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Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation (ICCI)

The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation program, administered by the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, offers a collaborative pedagogical program that showcases academic and professional expertise from a wide range of departments across UGA colleges.

Rapid advancements across all spheres of human endeavor characterize our daily reality in the present day. This situation renders it both beneficial and necessary to learn and apply mental skillsets that are conducive to the generation of alternative solutions and new ideas. Breaking established pathways in charting a course through the unfamiliar necessitates creativity, innovation, imagination, and invention. This certificate program is designed to enhance your ability to consider multiple perspectives, seek novel approaches, and integrate knowledge across domains to develop original and valuable insights.

By bringing departments and disciplines together under the umbrella of one program, this certificate gives you added expertise and an advantage when applying for jobs. With this certificate, you will learn strategies for innovation that enhance your creative potential—a skill employers seek. This unique collaboration brings together multiple colleges, campus units, and faculty with the interest of promoting creativity and innovation. For example, if an art student wants access to courses on entrepreneurship in the MBA program, this certificate program helps with such unconventional yet practical and creative endeavors. This certificate is open to current graduate students.


  1. Open to graduate students
  2. Add valuable expertise to your resume
  3. Build cross-disciplinary knowledge


The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation program is a unique and collaborative partnership among multiple colleges, campus units, and faculty focused on promoting creativity and innovation. The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours of coursework in core creativity education curriculum and electives that support your primary research interests.

Elective courses can be taken in fields such as:

  • Art education
  • Lifelong education, administration, and policy
  • Science education
  • Food science and technology
  • Language and literacy education
  • Qualitative research
  • Innovation management
  • Non-profit organizations

How to Apply

There is no application deadline. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. For more information, please consult the ICCI program coordinator, Professor Anna Abraham .

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Additional Resources

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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